Tag: Workplace Safety Library

Train Workers to Avoid Poisons—At Work and At Home

March 16 through 22 is National Poison Prevention Week, so this is a good time to retrain on poison prevention precautions. Check with the safety data sheet (SDS) and your supervisor for the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) to use, which may include: Gloves Safety goggles or glasses Protective suits or other clothing Protective boots […]

Train Workers To Leave Job Dangers At Work

Some of the dangers you face at work can follow you home … if you don’t take certain precautions. Hazardous “hitchhikers” can endanger the health of small children and other family members in your home. Yesterday, we listed hazardous chemical agents that can inadvertently come home with you. Here are more. Hazardous Biological Agents Chemicals […]

Train New Hires to Reduce Their Number of Injuries

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 40 percent of injured employees have been on the job less than a year. Farmers Insurance Group says that more than half of new workers injured were employed for less than a month, and one of every eight injuries occurred on the first day of work. […]

More Q&As on LOTO

Q. Can a duplicate key for the purpose of lock removal under LOTO be held in a secure area with a procedure in place for access to the key and returning the key that does not jeopardize the employee’s safety? A. Here is a paragraph from an OSHA letter of interpretation dated February 28, 2000, […]

You Could Get Sued for Lack of Adequate Training

In the case of Freitick v. SMS Rail Lines, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania had to determine whether the company was negligent and, if so, whether negligence caused the employee’s injuries. In addition, the court had to decide whether the employee knew before the accident that he was required to […]

Another Court Case that Hinged on a Training Program

When a painting company got a contract to paint a highway bridge, scaffolds were suspended from the bridge. And because employees would be working 30 feet above the ground, use of fall protection in the form of a personal fall arrest system secured directly to the bridge was required and issued to each scaffold worker. […]